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How To Save Money On Your Travel To Europe

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Traveling Europe can be dream of many people. But trip to Europe can be very expensive. What you do, where you eat, where you stay and how you get around in the place are few factors that influence your traveling expenses in terms of its increase or decrease. Budget travelers love to travel this place. The following are few ways to save few dollars while traveling.

Primarily, a budget travel does not mean spending less. It is about getting the most value from each dollar you spend.

Finding a cheap hotel and trying to have your dinner at some local place where the local people eat, saves you some considerable amount of money. Besides saving a few dollars, you also get to enjoy a different cuisine with local people.

Try to learn at least a little bit of the local language to access cheap deals available for tourists. It becomes easy while shopping, and be aware about prices what the shopkeeper says. You can also bargain with him, if required.

Use credit card for your purchase because credit cards provide good exchange rates than cash. Plan vacation wisely and take the advantages of discount offers in local shops.

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Apr 10, 2010

Travel in UK and Western Isles

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Some places in the world were not permitted for visitors, in ancient times. They are now becoming the hottest tourist spots. The Western Isles of Scotland are one of those distinct places in the world. Every year a big number of tourists visit this place. The number is increasing significantly year by year. There are many reasons to visit this place – like – its outstanding beauty, educational surroundings, etc.

Person who loves adventures can visit these unique islands at affordable budgets. There are limited chances for an average working person to enjoy these islands, because it is too far. With development in traveling facilities, the decrease in costs, many families can afford this travel to UK.

You can visit beaches, and many historical places that have eminent sculpture and history. With increase in tourism industries, we can travel to these unique places, like Liverpool, capital of European culture, and many more.

A small group of islands are past in the Western Isles of Scotland nearer to the Scottish west coast. There are about two hundred mountains; but you can enjoy the view of only thirteen of them.

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May 1, 2009

Scott Tourism Business Declines By 30%

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Around 250 tourism firms and around 800 buyers attend the VisitScotland expo trade fair in Glasgow. It has been a crucial one amid the gloomy times of the tourism industry all over the world. Even the Scotland has seen an unpleasant drop of 30 percent in the corporate tourism business. The proportion of tourists from overseas has dropped by 10 percent. Despite of all the dire statistics, the chief executive of VisitScotland still says that the tourism of Scotland is confident and bullish. They say that their advance booking is up by 7 percent compared to the same period last year.

Americans, who are the major part of overseas visitors to Scotland, have grown reluctant these days towards travel. The reason, obviously being the recession, I am sure they will have to wait until the good times return.

The VisitScotland is doing well with around 800 buyers, including some from nations like Iran, Serbia, Pakistan, and Turkey, which are attending for the first time.

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Apr 27, 2009

A Look At The International Tourism Amid Recession

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The condition of the tourism industry in many nations all over the world is dire. Corporate companies are cutting business travels and holiday packages to their employees (in fact those are cutting the jobs itself), people apprehended with recession are in no mood to spend on tourism. To tell the exact situation, the industry is running on the travelers lured by discounts and offers. It is not the condition in any one nation, as I said before, many nations all over the world are facing it.

For example, tourism in Singapore fell by 13 percent in March 2009. As tourism is the main industry for revenues of the nation, the economy is definitely to get impacted with the gloomy numbers of the industry. The Singapore government estimates a 9 percent contraction in the economy of the nation.

Tourism in the Australia is facing a similar situation. The number of overseas visitors is estimated to fall by about 250,000. Even the few number of people who are visiting the nation are found to be spending cautiously and lesser.

Asia is not exempted from the situation. Hong Kong, for example, sees a drastic impact on its $20.4 billion (14.0 billion pound) tourism sector. Hotel room rates have dropped by 20 percent in Seoul and 30 percent in Manila.

Corporate Tourism business in Scotland declined by 30 percent.

However, there are still some cities like Shanghai, where hotel rates are higher than an year ago.

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Apr 27, 2009

Special Travel Bargain In Few Seasons

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Do you know that besides seasons like summer, winter we have a season of travel. Travel costs vary from high season to low travel season. If you are planning for a budget travel, be familiar with the travel season of your destination.

Seasons for tourist places vary from one location to another. For some location, travel season lasts for entire summer, but for some it is only for a couple of weekends.

August month is not good time to travel to Egypt. Especially in few tourist places the temperature is very high. The best choice for the budget travelers to travel in is the shoulder-season, as they can have plenty of opportunities to bargain without negotiating the pleasure of traveling.

Shoulder season comes in between high and low season and the prices begun to drop. But the reason for demand to view the places is same. Many websites provide you the required information about high and low season for place you want. Plan accordingly and save few dollars from the traveling expenses.

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Mar 20, 2009

Tips To Make Your Travel Memorable

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There are many famous tourism places in the world like Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, etc., where everybody wish to travel. People want to travel for many purposes like pleasure, adventure, relaxation, etc. However, travelers sometimes make mistakes in their hurry or excitement. To following are few tips to help you overcome these issues

Check validity of Passports & Visas: Before planning a holiday, it is better to check your validity of passports and vises of you and your family. Cancellation of vacation at the last minute in airport due to these things is very miserable.

Note down ticket number in your diary or mobile phone: It is better to write down the ticket number in your dairy as soon as you receive the confirmation of ticket booking from your travel agent.

Check the validity of the credit card: Check the validity of the credit card and have sufficient credit limit to overcome any sudden financial requirement in holiday.

Read about the place and research about famous places to visit; and check for insurance policy is in force or not.

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Mar 20, 2009

Summer Vacation Plans

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During the winter depression, we all tend to hibernate a little bit. But now is the perfect time to start thinking about your next summer vacation. Let me share some tips that are going to give you the guide you to start planning ahead.

If you’re like most people, the first place you’ll turn to book your summer vacation will be the online agencies. But airlines and hotels are now starting to sell themselves on the Internet. Using Getaways, for example, customers will be able to go to Las Vegas and stay at a casino for a discounted rate. And these days you can book your flight car and hotel through Marriott. But keep in mind you still have to compare price. If you book through an airline, you’ll have to use that carrier, and if you book through a hotel, you’ll only have the option of staying on their properties. So make sure that your savings will make up for your lack of choice.

Airfares may increase every summer. And if you don’t book your vacation at least two months in advance, you may be paying double for that ticket. Hotel rates may also rise as usual, so you may want to consider a vacation rental if you’re staying more than two or three days. In a vacation rental, you can get an entire house. Make sure you ask about a discount if you’re staying more than seven nights. If it’s in the high season for that area, you can probably get a 5 to 10 percent discount. If you’re in the low season, you may be able to get 15 to 20 percent off your price. You may be able to barter your talents for a discount too.

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Dec 12, 2007